WORLD FOOTBALL TID-BITS - 13TH FEB 2015
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ADHIRAJ DUTTA :Arsenal have received mixed injury news on Aaron Ramsey, Jack Wilshere and Alexis Sanchez ahead of Sunday's FA Cup clash with Middlesbrough. Alexis Sanchez and Aaron Ramsey look set to miss Arsenal's FA Cup visit of Middlesbrough on Sunday although Jack Wilshere could be in line for a return.
Karim Benzema has rejected suggestions that he is lazy in his forward play. Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema has shrugged off criticism of his style of play, with the France international accused of laziness in the past. Benzema has been in impressive form for Real this season, scoring 11 goals in 20 La Liga outings.
Chelsea winger Eden Hazard has put pen to paper on a new five-and-a-half year deal at Stamford Bridge. The Belgium international, 24, joined Chelsea from Lille OSC for Pound 32 million in the summer of 2012, and has gone one to tally 43 goals and 46 assists in 147 appearances for the Blues.
Estudiantes overturned a first-leg deficit as they reached the Copa Libertadores group stages on Thursday, while Palestino also prevailed. Veteran defender and captain Leandro Desabato scored twice to inspire Estudiantes' 4-0 rout of Independiente del Valle in the second leg of their first-round tie in La Plata.
Kabuscorp president Benedict Kangamba claimed Ronaldinho is set to move to Angola at the end of the Liga MX (Ecuador first division) season. Ronaldinho is a certainty to swap Queretaro in Liga MX for Angolan outfit Kabuscorp in June, according to club president Benedict Kangamba.
Inter have confirmed that Pablo Daniel Osvaldo has completed his move to Boca Juniors, ending his loan spell with the Serie A outfit. Pablo Daniel Osvaldo's troublesome spell at Inter has come to an end after the Serie A outfit confirmed the striker will join Boca Juniors.
East Bengal striker Dudu Omagbemi is running against time to be fit for the Calcutta Derby on Tuesday. He is running high temperature for the past few days and is almost certain to sit out on Sunday's home match against Kalyani Bharat FC.
African Cup of Nations' champions Ivory Coast return to the top 20 in FIFA's world rankings. The Ivory Coast have returned to the top 20 of FIFA's world rankings for the first time in a year following their Africa Cup of Nations triumph. A 9-8 penalty shootout victory over Ghana last weekend ensured Herve Renard's side have climbed eight places in the rankings to 20th, making them the second-highest African team behind Algeria (18).
Good news and bad news at Real Madrid on Thursday as Pepe returns from injury, only for Fabio Coentrao to suffer a calf problem. Pepe handed Real Madrid a boost on Thursday as he returned to first-team training after nearly a month out with a rib injury.